A member asked:

My 4 year old has had a swollen lymph node on his neck for two years. doc is watching it. what's the chance it could be cancer?should i push for tests

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Dr. Que Chu answered

Specializes in General Practice

Cervical lymph node: If the child has negative past medical history with no other symtoms e.g. fever, weight loss, fatigue etc.. and no other abnormal findings on the complete physical exam then the chance of malignancy is very low. The need to have more tests depend on a meticulous history and careful exam of the child. Of course the final diagnosis is the excisional biopsy of the lymph node.

Answered 4/27/2020



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